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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

$2,299.00
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning and fully featured 22.3 megapixel digital camera
SLR 22.3MP CMOS Yes Nov 2007
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 5D Mark III number 432 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 98% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5760 x 3840 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Heavy
Quite large closest focusing distance

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the EOS 5D Mark III with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III?

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is 152mm wide and 76.4mm tall. It is 116.4mm deep and weighs 860g.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III front dimensions

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review websites Lydogbillede.dk, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom thought that this Canon digital camera was great.

This Canon camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Photoreview.com.au and Hardwarezone.com.sg, both of which said that this camera was superb.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by review website Trusted Reviews who decided that this Canon camera was very good.

This camera received a "Top Class" award from Kamerabild.se.

Excellent Expert Reviews

18 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs and Neocamera.com have rated this Canon digital camera on average 90%. This puts this digital camera in the top 5% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this digital camera rated this digital camera as excellent on average. Over 91% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 98% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. If all the cameras are ranked by average owner review score then this Canon camera is in the top 7%.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Not Cheap

We checked 417 digital cameras and they range in price from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras.

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Features

5760 X 3840 Pixels Image Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III has a 5760 x 3840 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 2048 x 1536 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras. Across all digital cameras the best image resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 2560 х 1280 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP. The EOS 5D Mark III has one of the higher megapixels (22.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 860 grams, the EOS 5D Mark III is very heavy compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have weights of between 1g and 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 5D Mark III has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The EOS 5D Mark III has a quite large display diagonal (3.2 inches) compared to most of the other cameras. The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5" and the largest is 9".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The EOS 5D Mark III has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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2,200 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The EOS 5D Mark III is a digital camera that takes 2,200 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The EOS 5D Mark III has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The EOS 5D Mark III supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The EOS 5D Mark III features multi burst mode, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The EOS 5D Mark III has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 5D Mark III has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 5D Mark III supports direct printing. Most of the other digital cameras also support direct printing.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The EOS 5D Mark III features brightness adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The EOS 5D Mark III supports dioptic correction. Most of the other cameras also support dioptic correction.

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Waterproof

The EOS 5D Mark III is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The EOS 5D Mark III features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras also feature multi-shot function.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The EOS 5D Mark III has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Average Digital Zoom

The EOS 5D Mark III has a pretty standard digital zoom (5 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 3 pixels and the highest is 16,000,000 pixels.

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Quite Large Maximum Aperture Number

At 32, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a fairly large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other cameras. Digital cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has an HDMI port. Most of the other cameras also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the digital cameras the closest focusing distances range from 0.001m to 5m. At 0.33 meters, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The EOS 5D Mark III supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III is dustproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are dustproof.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 5D Mark III has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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Features Calendar

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III features calendar. Most of the other cameras also feature calendar.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The EOS 5D Mark III supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Canon camera also supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. The worst video resolution of all cameras is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Age

Released Over Nine Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 5D Mark III in November 2007.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers w3lensmattboxfollowfocus, paging zone eos5dmarkiii, canon eos5dmarkiii, paging zone f28l, canon f28l, f3556l
Barcodes 00006536110215, 00009608235271, 00013803142433, 00013803142457, 00138031424332, 00138031424578, 00520361639959, 00635131600104, 00635131600111, 00845251037128, 00845251056907, 00845251064308, 00845251064315, 03662362008123, 03662362008130, 03662362008154, 03662362008192, 04960999810133, 04960999810140, 06200533993662, 06200533993693, 08714574508870, 08714574583334, 08714574583341, 08714574583358, 08714574583365

Frequently Asked Questions About the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

$134 Cheaper
Hugely smaller closest focusing distance
430g lighter
28.9 smaller maximum aperture number
$1,550 Cheaper
918 more battery life (CIPA standard)
Smaller closest focusing distance
Marginally Lower user review Score
$1,160 Cheaper
668 more battery life (CIPA standard)
16% larger maximum aperture number
Fewer awards
$1,009 Cheaper
15% lighter
Higher megapixel
Two less awards

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